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Baltersan Steading with Silo

A Category B Listed Building in Penninghame, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.9224 / 54°55'20"N

Longitude: -4.4623 / 4°27'44"W

OS Eastings: 242298

OS Northings: 561414

OS Grid: NX422614

Mapcode National: GBR HHCP.LS1

Mapcode Global: WH3TM.FJBR

Entry Name: Baltersan Steading with Silo

Listing Date: 30 January 1991

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 353485

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19188

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Penninghame

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid Galloway and Wigtown West

Parish: Penninghame

Traditional County: Wigtownshire

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Description

Earlier to mid 19th century. Quadrangular steading with additional W range adjoined, sited on falling ground. Whitewashed rubble with squared rubble and ashlar dressings, later dressings in brick. Former open cattle courts at centre, now with modern roof (1990).

S RANGE: cartshed and granary to right, 2 segmental carriage arches retained, later machinery opening inserted to outer right; granary opening above. Tall segmental pend at centre (apparently raised from original height). 2 stable doors toleft with piend roofed dormer breaking eaves above ventilation panel.

N RANGE: single storey with opening to cattle courts at centre; crenellated, concrete silo, circa 1920, James Scott and Son, Aberdeen, set into E side of range and entered therefrom.

ADDITIONAL W RANGE: 2-storey bank (former farmhouse ?) at SW corner of quadrangle on falling ground, with 1st floor windows blocked or part-blocked, door at centre; additional bay with half-piended roof to N end and painted brick modern projection to outer elevation with machinery doors; lower, 3-bay cartshed and granary adjoined to S wih lean-to addition to outer elevation. Substantial, whitewashed concrete byre divisions retained on interior. Graded, grey slates largely retained; corrugated asbestos and sheet metal to remainder. Rubble retaining wall to S.

Statement of Interest

Baltersan Steading is one of the few complete steadings with a greenfield core, surviving in Wigtown, and with the concrete silo, contributes considerably to the landscape and the history of farm architecture in the area. Baltersan Farmhouse lies closeby to E and is listed separately/

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